If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect 3,000 hits and 1,000 errors.

- George Brett

If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.

- George Brett

My father cared a lot about me, but he never gave me the satisfaction of really knowing it. Hitting .390 wasn't enough for him. Nothing seemed to be. He was not trying to be mean. He was just seeing to it that I never got self-satisfied, that I worked hard to get the most out of what I had.

- George Brett

Do I want someone to get more hits than me? No. Do I want someone to hit more home runs than me? No. Do I want someone to have more RBI than me? No. I get a kick out of seeing the all-time leaders and my name's on top of every one, with the exception of strikeouts. I get a kick out of that.

- George Brett

I never lifted a weight in my life. Why am I going to do steroids? That's not going to do me any good. We didn't have any weights in our clubhouse. We had one exercise bike and that was for the guy who tweaked his hamstring. And that thing didn't even work half the time.

- George Brett

If there was no intentional walks, the guy would just walk him anyway, unintentionally intentionally walk him. You see a lot more of that than what meets the eye.

- George Brett

Old third basemen become first basemen, and old first basemen become designated hitters.

- George Brett

A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that.

- George Brett

Every time I sit with our general manager at a baseball game, and there's number-cruncher and statistician guy - I'm sitting around - they start talking about stuff, and I say, 'What's that? I've never heard of that one before.'

- George Brett

I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that.

- George Brett